2004 Progress Report on Sustainability

This Progress Report follows up on the recommendations made in our 2003 White Paper; reviews the latest developments in the U.S. Green Building Council’s “LEED” certification program; provides exclusive data on our readers’ involvement in sustainability; examines several key building types (notably education and healthcare facilities) that are crucial to the market we serve; and analyzes key trends and public-policy issues related to sustainable buildings. Download the PDF at the bottom of this page.

December 28, 2010 |

Download the Executive Summary and chapters 1-4

Executive Summary

BD+C reader survey

New LEED programs

Green buildings and first-costs: The controversy that will not die

Rethinking green building laws at the state and local level

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Progressive districts promoting high-performance schools

Green building comes home

Healthcare: The lost sheep of sustainable design

Green Globes online auditing tool

Download Chapters 9-11 and the Action Plan

Construction waste recycling programs gain traction

The great USGBC trade association debate

The road ahead for green building

Progress Report Action Plan


The Carpet & Rug Institute

The Construction Specifications Institute

Duro-Last Roofing Inc.

The Hardwood Council


Lonseal Inc.

North American Insulation Manufacturers Association

Turner Construction Company

U.S. Department of Energy—Office of Building Technologies, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

U.S. General Services Administration—Public Buildings Service

The Vinyl Institute

Wood Promotion Network

Overlay Init